The Black Dog: Band 16/Sapphire by Harriet Goodwin


The Black Dog: Band 16/Sapphire by Harriet Goodwin

Annie, George and Jed are on a school camping trip, and their team hasn't been doing very well in the activities they've been set. There is one final task - an orienteering exercise in the nearby woods - and they're determined to win. But will their differences in opinion hold them back, and what is the howl they've heard deep in the woods? * Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. * Text type: A mystery story * Curriculum links: Citizenship

About the Author

Harriet Goodwin

Harriet Goodwin read medieval English at Oxford University before training as a professional singer. She sang and toured with a number of acclaimed ensembles, and now lives in Staffordshire with her family.

Harriet’s first novel, The Boy Who Fell Down Exit 43 was shortlisted for 13 awards including the Blue Peter Book Award, and was winner of the Bedfordshire Children’s Book of the Year 2010. Her second, Gravenhunger, was shortlisted for more regional book awards.

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56 pages
Interest Age: From 8


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Publication date

14th January 2013



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